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Top 4 Reasons Why You Need to Foam Roll
Foam rolling is one of my favorite treatment techniques that I use during my own personal fitness routines and with my patients. For those of you who have not seen a foam roller, it is a cylindrical piece of foam that varies in colors, lengths and densities. The use of foam rollers is based on […]
Watch your Weight this Holiday Season!
Whether you would like to admit it or not, the holiday season, especially in the United States, has been scientifically identified as a critical time period of weight gain for many Americans. Between holiday work parties, family gatherings, trick or treating, Thanksgiving Day festivities, leftovers and holiday baking get togethers, it is the reason millions […]
A Need For Better Fitness Industry Standards
Human beings have pursued fitness since their primitive nomadic days when they went on hikes and hunting trips to gather food and water for their families and tribes. Fast forward to 2014 and the way humans pursue fitness has evolved drastically. The evolution of what is now the fitness and health industry has become a multi-billion […]
Maria Pontillo, DPT Partners With Local South Florida Nutritional Professionals To Host Community Workout Event for Charity
It’s been about a month since Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc on the people of the Philippines and in the spirit of the holiday season, I thought now was the perfect time to get together with others and give back! In an effort to raise awareness and money for the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, I am […]
7 Reasons Why You Need a Workout Buddy
As the holidays quickly approach, Americans across the country may be finding themselves in a time crunch. When people have more holiday activities and less free time, the first thing that usually gets cut out of a person’s schedule is exercise time. It’s unfortunate, but true for many. To combat this holiday epidemic, I have […]
Get Fit This Fall with Maria Pontillo’s Virtual Training Program!
September 22nd marks the first official day of fall, and with the kids already back in school , many of you may be finding yourself extra busy with work and even leisure activities (I’m talking to all of you football fans out there!). This is the time of the year when it can be really […]
6 Reasons to Dance Your Heart Out!
Music is one of the biggest sources of energy and motivation for humans regardless of their ethnicity, religion, background or culture. People across the world use music as an outlet to relieve stress, escape to a happier reality, increase positive energy and even kick back and relax with loved ones. Upbeat music in particular offers […]
Diversify your Workout Routine to Incorporate the 5 Components of Fitness
It’s that time of year where a new season is upon us and staying on a strict workout regimen can be a hassle. A busy lifestyle combined with the holidays can interfere with sticking to a weekly workout routine. I always tell my clients to treat working out as a job. If you are held […]
The Truth About 6 Common Food Myths
The Internet has given people across the world convenient access to information and knowledge — unfortunately, a lot of that information is misleading, especially regarding health and food topics. False nutritional, fitness and health information is believed by the masses in part because of billion dollar advertising campaigns and deceitful food labeling. Calculated marketing ploys […]